Glorious Goodwood Tips 2020: Your Tipping Guide To the Summer’s Big Horse Racing Meeting
Looking for this year’s Glorious Goodwood tips? Our experts will have every race over all five days of this summer spectacular covered, providing ante-post tips, expert previews, breaking news stories and betting updates.
Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 1
Stradivarius has become a standing dish at Glorious Goodwood in recent years and matched the record of Double Trigger (1995, 1997, 1998) when registering his third success in 2019. Other multiple winners of this race include Persian Punch (2001, 2003), Yeats (2006, 2007) and Big Orange (2015, 2016). There will be plenty of Glorious Goodwood Tips for Stradivarius and Frankie Dettori as they bid to make racing history with an unprecedented fourth success.
The supporting card features the Group 2 Vintage Stakes for two-year-olds, won in 2019 in spectacular style by Pinatubo. Past winners include Highland Reel (2014) and subsequent 2000 Guineas winner Galileo Gold (2015). The Vintage Stakes is followed by more Group 2 action in the seven-furlong Lennox Stakes, won for the past two seasons by David Elsworth and Gerald Mosse with Sir Dancealot.
Goodwood Cup Tips
Most Goodwood Cup Tips will revolve around Stradivarius, the undisputed King of Goodwood after three consecutive victories. John Gosden’s star stayer has also scooped the £1 million bonus for the past two seasons. The bonus has been awarded for his victories in this race, the Ascot Gold Cup, the Yorkshire Cup and the Lonsdale Cup. He could renew rivalry with Kew Gardens who beat him narrowly in the Long Distance Cup at Ascot in October.
Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 2
The Group 1 Sussex Stakes is the feature race on day 2, a race which carried prize money of £1 million in 2019. Notable past winners of this race include Kris (1979), Chief Singer (1984), Zilzal (1989), Giant’s Causeway (2000) and Rock Of Gibraltar (2002). Arguably the most famous winner of the Sussex Stakes was Frankel (2011, 2012), the only horse to achieve two victories in this race.
Last year’s renewal was won by John Gosden and Frankie Dettori with Too Darn Hot. The Champion two-year-old was re-establishing his reputation after defeats at York, the Curragh and Royal Ascot. Unfortunately he picked up an injury in the Sussex Stakes and was retired to stud. Day 2 also includes the Group 3 Molecomb Stakes for two-year-olds over five furlongs.
Sussex Stakes Tips
Three-year-olds have a good record in the Sussex Stakes and look certain to be well represented this year. Siskin has been installed as ante-post favourite and will be a popular Goodwood Tip after his victory in the Irish 2000 Guineas.
The pick of the older horses is likely to be Circus Maximus who battled back bravely to win the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Aidan O’Brien’s colt finished runner-up in this race last year.
Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 3
The third day of the Goodwood Festival is traditionally known as Ladies’ Day and features the Nassau Stakes. The race was elevated to Group 1 status in 1999. The late Sir Henry Cecil trained Midday to a remarkable hat-trick of Nassau Stakes victories between 2009 and 2011. Other famous names on the roll of honour include Ouija Board (2006), The Fugue (2012) and Minding (2016).
Group race action on day 3 also includes the Group 2 Richmond Stakes for colts and geldings over six furlongs. That is followed by the Group 3 Gordon Stakes for three-year-olds over a mile and a half, a race dominated by trainer Sir Michael Stoute. He has won the race a record ten times, most recently with Crystal Ocean (2017).
Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 4
Glorious Goodwood Day 4 Tips will focus on the Group 2 King George Stakes over five furlongs. Just like Stradivarius in the Goodwood Cup, all eyes will be on Battaash who will be seeking a record-breaking fourth consecutive win in the race. The brilliant gelding romped to victory in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot and will be very difficult to beat.
1000 Guineas winner Billesdon Brook won the Group 3 Oak Tree Stakes over seven furlongs here last season. There is more Group 3 action in the Thoroughbred Stakes for three-year-olds over a mile while the big handicap for Goodwood Tips is The Golden Mile over the same distance.
Glorious Goodwood Tips Day 5
The final day of the meeting features The Stewards’ Cup over six furlongs, the big Goodwood betting race of the week. This is one of the most valuable sprint handicaps of the season and many past winners have gone on to success in Group races. Lochsong (1992), Coastal Bluff (1996), Danetime (1997) and Borderlescott (2006) all won here before enjoying Group 1 glory.
There is also a consolation Stewards’ Cup called the Stewards’ Sprint for horses who did not make the cut for the feature race. The Lillie Langtry Stakes for fillies and mares over a mile and three-quarters provides the Group 2 action on the final day.
Glorious Goodwood Live Streaming
No spectators will be permitted at Glorious Goodwood 2020 but ITV will provide free to air coverage on all five days. They will have Goodwood Tips from their panel of experts along with live interviews and updates on the latest Goodwood betting.
If you don’t have access to a television, you can still watch your Goodwood Bets through the live streaming offered by bookmakers. For a small minimum stake (usually 50 pence or £1) you will be able to watch any race live on your computer or mobile device. For more detailed information, check your bookmaker’s website.
Best Bookmakers for Glorious Goodwood Betting
Glorious Goodwood provides a showcase for top class flat racing and bookmakers will have plenty of Goodwood Free Bets for new and existing customers. Ladbrokes, Coral and William Hill always have excellent Goodwood Betting Offers including price boosts on the big races and enhanced place terms.
The best Goodwood odds can be found on popular odds comparison sites which also highlight market movers. If you take advantage of some of the fantastic Goodwood Betting Offers to open new accounts you will have access to a wider range of prices. Bet365, Unibet and Betway all provide comprehensive coverage of horse racing and it is worth browsing their sites before signing up.
How to Bet on Glorious Goodwood
Glorious Goodwood is one of the most exciting betting weeks of the season for racing fans. The big festival meetings are the best time to take advantage of special bookmaker offers. Goodwood Special Bets include enhanced odds for big race favourites to a limited stake. If you decide to open new accounts you could be set up with a nice bank of Goodwood Free Bets.
Royal Ascot form is usually the best guide for your Goodwood Tips. The markets can be a good indicator for the Group races with strong favourites. The handicaps can be a lot harder to solve but once again Ascot often holds the key. Horses who were out of luck in races like the Royal Hunt Cup or Wokingham Handicap can often bounce back at Goodwood.
If you’re betting on the big Goodwood handicaps, check for enhanced place terms. Many of the leading bookmakers pay out on fifth or even sixth place in races like the Stewards’ Cup and the Golden Mile. Goodwood Racecourse is one of the fastest tracks in the UK and the draw can be a factor to consider for your Goodwood bets. High numbers are at a disadvantage in races over seven furlongs or a mile unless they have early tactical speed to hold a position before the home turn.
Glorious Goodwood 2020 Frequently Asked Questions
Is Glorious Goodwood cancelled?
No. Glorious Goodwood 2020 will go ahead but no spectators will be allowed.
What date is Glorious Goodwood?
Glorious Goodwood 2020 is scheduled for Tuesday 28th July to Saturday 1st August.
Where is Glorious Goodwood?
Glorious Goodwood takes place at Goodwood Racecourse which is five miles north of Chichester in West Sussex.
What is the best enclosure at Glorious Goodwood?
The Richmond Enclosure is the premier enclosure at Glorious Goodwood. It provides the best views of the action as it is directly opposite the parade ring and the winning post.
Can you buy tickets for Glorious Goodwood 2020?
No. Glorious Goodwood 2020 is closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.